The Crisis of Attention

Resource Author:  Frank Furedi
Resource Name:  Spiked Review
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Since the 18th century, the human capacity for attention has been a source of public concern. Time and again, moralists have warned of the risk of becoming distracted and forgetting to pay attention to what really matters. In the 18th and 19th centuries, inattention was frequently condemned as a sign of moral failure.